Research shows that effective teachers have the same perceived characteristics as effective guidance and counseling specialists. As a small school, BHS has the opportunity to provide closer adult relationships, the top factor in student engagement in school and high secondary graduation rates. Advisory focuses on the following objectives:
- Provide students with the opportunity to explore about future pathways for college and/or career
- Help students with academic and goal setting support
- Develop student-to-student connections to create positive association with their learning environment
- Help students develop strategies to manage time and stress
BHS fulfills these objectives through C-Day, a special Thursday schedule. Students are grouped by grade levels and explore age appropriate planning activities for post-secondary experiences such as internships, post-secondary education requirements, types of careers available in that field, and connections to community experts in the field.
In addition, activities in advisory include academic support and whole school community building as pictured below.